I can back that up. I started meditating at least 60 second a day. I know 1 minute is nothing. But I have one unbreakable rule: it has to be every single day, no exceptions. This is why I make it small.
In practice, I do more than that. I started meditating at the bank, at the school while waiting for my son, with children running around and being turbulent, and I practice being in the present and being mindful while driving.
At first, I Though trying to stop thinking was a waste of time. I could not have been more wrong. The more I do it, the better I am at it. I can now stay calm and watch nature, in the present moment, without thinking of the future or the past. I realize how much my thoughts have been hiding my perception of the world. how much time I wasted not living in the present but having my mind elsewhere, in the past or the future, where I don’t exist.
My anxiety level have dropped quite a lot. I feel more joy.
There is no life but in the present moment. I learned that through my resent meditation.
I’ve been divorced twice. Just had a third son with my third wife. I went bankrupt twice, but had 3 businesses. I was preparing to commit suicide once and was depressed since I was 9 and I was alcoholic and in worst shape than pfs ever put me for a few years. (i stopped completely 9 years ago and never turned back)
This pfs thing does no even rate second as the worst thing I had in my life. I would rate it third or fourth, maybe fifth.
But that doesn’t matter. When living in the present moment and not thinking, there’s no point of comparison There’s only my own existence right now. Usually, that feeling cools down depression and anxiety as I realize that right now, in the present, there’s nothing to be anxious or depressed about. (well, if I start thinking I could find plenty.Lol. That’s the point of not thinking I guess).
I also suggest meditation. And by the way, I manage not to think for maybe 5 seconds at most. But I can repeat that 3 seconds later. With practice, I’m extending that period of time. I never though it could actually change so much things in my life. I’m really surprised.
Of course, I also do visualization where I see myself healthy and I pray the Universe for everything to go well. I believe the Universe is alive. Maybe I’m just a weirdo, I don’t expect anyone to believe in that. True or not, It does give me great hope and confidence for the future I’ll have to say.